Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Emily's Profile

Emily represents government contractors and other businesses in litigation against the United States and other contractors. She also defends contractors against claims and suits by former employees, teaming partners, and subcontractors.

Her experience includes filing and intervening in protests at the Court of Federal Claims and GAO and filing and defending size protests before the United States Small Business Administration. Emily also represents contractors filing claims against the United States and in litigation in both state and federal court. She also represents fiduciaries and other interested parties in contested estate and guardianship matters and individuals involved in shareholder disputes.

Emily is on the board of the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program and regularly assists pro bono clients.

Emily is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, and she holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from Lipscomb University.

Emily's Accolades

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Government (2019)

Emily's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association


State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Fourth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, Federal Circuit

U.S. Bankruptcy Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle)

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    • (2009, J.D., Vanderbilt Trial Advocacy Society; Phi Delta Phi; Women Law Students Association; Law and Business Society; Moot Court)
  • Lipscomb University
    • (2006, B.A. Political Science, summa cum laude; Alpha Kappa Psi; Alpha Chi; Dean's List)

Thursday, January 3, 2019


Birmingham, AL. Maynard & Gale is pleased to announce the elevation of ten accomplished attorneys to shareholder, effective January 1, 2019: Allen B. “Josh” Bennett, Christie Keifer Borton, Emily J. Chancey, H. Finn Cox, Jr., Starr Turner Drum, Jessica Shaver Everest, Evan P. Moltz, Bradley G. Siegal, Ryan D. Thompson...

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